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Special Benefit Event

HARVEST FOR HOPE

October 23, 2016

10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey CA 93940

 

This is a benefit to provide funds for One Starfish, the safe parking and support  services program for homeless women. French toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, muffins, and a variety of juices, coffee and tea will be served.  Tickets for the brunch are $25.  There will be a silent auction and raffle as well as musical entertainment.

 

Please make checks payable to Pass the Word Ministry (PTWM),

Tax ID 452534-088.

For credit card donations please use our website PayPal function.

To sponsor the event or for more information call Sara Myers at (831) 324-4664.

 

Silent Auction Sponsors

 

Carmel

1 Longaberger Basket, $360 value

 

1 Succulent Bowl Garden, value $40, Donated by the Red Door Garden Gallery

 

1 Succulent Wishwell Garden, Value $50

 

1 Wine Basket (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay), Autumn plates, napkins, tea lights, Value $50

 

The Bench Restaurant Pebble Beach Lodge $150, dinner for two

 

Hahn Family Wines.  All-terrain, open air vehicle educational tour, visit to wine cellar, crush pad, and tasting of Hahn’s luxury wines throughout.  Two people, $90 value

 

Schooner’s Restaurant Monterey Plaza Hotel, $75

 

Sardine Factory $75

 

Old Fisherman’s Grotto $50

 

Fish Grotto $50 gift certificate

 

Fish Hopper $50

 

Pepper’s Mexi Cali Café $50

 

PF Chang $45

 

Austino’s Patisserie $25

 

Scales Seafood and Steaks $50

 

KoKomo’s Seafood Market $50

 

Princess Whale Watching for two $100

 

Café Stravaganza $25

 

Dimaggio’s Cleaner $20

 

California Skin Institute $375 value

 

Lallapalooza $25

 

Lalla Grill $45

 

Lalla Grill Oceanside $25

 

Aliotti’s Victorian Corner $25

 

Newton’s Bros. Tire& Auto Service, Seaside $160

 

Grove Market $25

 

Googie Grill $25

 

Signed photo of John Taylor and Roger Craig 49ers Collectors item $100 each

 

Signed photo of Cliff Branch and Fred Biletnikoff Raiders, Collector’s item $100 ea

 

Signed photo of Monterey shoreline $100 black and white

 

Peet’s coffee

 

Shears hair cut by Tina Grantham, owner/stylist, full service (2 hair cuts, 2 manicures)

 

Banjo donated by Sari Powles $200

 

Thermos and cup

 

Singing Valentine donated by Bay Belles

 

One night at Capitola Inn

 

Diane Wolcott donated her book, World of Wonder

 

Two large lamps donated by Jean Hontalas

 

Bench Jewelers, Silver necklace with abalone and topaz stones

 

Six handknitted caps

 

Two handknitted sweaters by Peruvian Indians

 

Stone Creek Kitchen gift cert. $40

 

Layers Gift Certificate $100

 

Symphony tickets for two

 

Pavel’s Backeri $25 Gift Certificate

 

She Upscale boutique, 2 handbags $100 each

 

Costco gift card $50

 

Fifi”s Restaurant $50

 

Grocery Outlet gift card $20

 

Christopher  Garlic Ranch gift basket

 

Tantra Yoga Workshop for 2 people and autographed book, value of $1075

 

Chili for 8 people by People’s Choice Winner at Circle the Wagons Chili

 

Acme Coffee Co.  gift basket

 

Two succulent plant dish gardens from Blue ribbon winner at Monterey County Fair

 

Camerata Singers 2 tickets to Christmas concert

 

Osio Theater &  Café Luminiere 4 tickets, coffee mug

 

Guitar (4) lessons by noted teacher

 

Lesmick & Co. cement box with succulent plants

 

Two paintings from noted local artist, 1 mini, 1 18x24

 

Dental exam, cleaning and whitening, Dr. Van Kooten

 

Basket of beauty  products, from Debra Trulson, The Hair Specialist

 

Two carved wooden platters from Italy  $100

 

Gevalia Kaffee

 

Grocery Outlet  Veuve de Bellay French champagne- Brut $25

 

Grocery Outlet Red Syrah 2011 Red Wine Blend California $15

 

Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks, $25 Gift Certificate

 

Raley’s Nob Hill Gift Certificate $25

 

Save Mart Supermarket Gift Certificate $25

 

Oriental Bed Jacket from Oriental Trading Company Co, value of $180

 

Replica of Rolex watch $200

 

Four hours of Handyman $200

 

Pumpkin Spice Basket, value $75

 

Stained Glass Ornaments and dachshund figure, value of $100

 

Tray of Rocky Road candy

 

One diamond and white gold necklace, value $3000

 

A Maria by the Sea, facial and massage $150

 

Chicken towels, hanger, and chicken

 

Turkish glass plate $50

 

Pottery bowl $65

 

SaveOn Cleaners $35 Gift Certificate

 

Beach Restaurant Gift Certificate $50

 

Bayonet Blackhorse Golf for 4, includes carts $560

 

Ferguson’s Design Center  decorative lights $250

 

Ferguson’s Design Center decorative mirror $1360

 

Fishwife Gift Certificate $50

 

Costco Deli Mgr., 2 pieces of jewelry

 

Brown wool handknitted sweater by Peruvian Indian craftsman  $50

 

Pink wool handknitted sweater by Peruvian Indian craftsman $50

 

Two paintings donated by Alice Glenn

 

Package of 10 notecards

 

Randy’s Fishing Trips for two

 

Pacific Grove

Aliotti's Victorian Corner

Grove Market

  Pavel’s Bakerei

  Peppers

 

Monterey

Schooner's, Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

Fish Grotto

  Old Fishermans Grotto

  Fish Hopper

  Scales Seafood and Steaks

  Kokomo’s Seafood Market

  Princess Whale Watching for 2

  Lalla Grill Oceanside

  Lalla Grill Del Monte

  Lallapalooza

  Austino’s Patisserie

  Dimaggio Cleaner

  California Skin Institute

  The Sardine Factory

Peet's Coffee

 

Raffle for 1 week at the Mayan Palace, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 

  • Valued at $5,000
  • 2 bedroom, sleeps 8
  • From May 28 through June 4, 2017

 

$20 per ticket. Raffle continues into 2017 or until 500 tickets are sold.

Tickets available at the brunch October 23rd. Or contact Sara Myers, 831-324 4664

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The Monterey City Council approved an ordinance February 2nd that allows parking for homeless women on a city lot.  For months supporters of the One Starfish program have urged the city council to take action  so this is a welcome development.  In addition, $15,000 was allocated to assist One Starfish in the administration of the program.  The city parking lot will be available to six women forced to sleep in their cars who meet the program criteria.  It is anticipated that more parking options will be opened up in the future. Learn more about One Starfish.

What Is The Problem?

 

In the course of a year over 300 women are homeless on the Monterey Peninsula. Some use their cars for shelter but it is illegal to park overnight in your vehicle any where in Monterey County.  In 2013 Pacific Grove and Monterey passed ordinances that prohibited overnight sleeping in vehicles. Those who were caught were awakened and forced to move. Repeated violations result in fines ($500) and can lead to impoundment of the vehicle, another huge expense for the person without housing.

 

 

What Can Be Done?

 

Our goal is to reduce the number of women who are in danger each night by increasing access to a safe place to park. We are raising funds to support One Starfish, a Safe Parking Program. Parking lots will be designated as a safe place to park between set hours. This is a model that has worked in other cities such as Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo.  The police cooperate.

 

 

How Will This Program Work?

 

A social worker will screen applicants and explain the rules that must be followed. Applicants must work on obtaining a secure source of income, must be willing to  address health issues, and must work toward attaining housing. No drinking, no drugs, no aggressive  or socially unacceptable behavior will be permitted. Participants who break the rules will be prohibited from the parking lot. Car insurance and up to date vehicle licenses will be required. Port-A-Potties will be provided by the Safe Parking Program. Parking guests will meet regularly with program staff.

 

 

What Can You Do?

 

In addition to donations we hope that others will volunteer to help with this project. For example, volunteers can assist by identifying possible parking lots and encouraging participation by the owners. To volunteer or for more information please call (831) 324-4664. Mail donations to: WHHW, P.O. Box 2674, Monterey, CA 93942.

 

We also accept donations via our website. Use the "Donate" button below to make your contribution.

 

 

Who Are We?

 

A  group of women with compassion for the homeless.  In 2013 we worked on the November 17th brunch at the Elks Club (see the video clip and photos below from this event.) Those who donated wanted to know how the money would be used so this year we are being very specific about the process. We turn over donations immediately to the treasurer of Pass the Word Ministry and the One Starfish Safe Parking Program director, Dr. Tia Sukin.  Checks should be made payable to Pass the Word Ministry (PTWM).  Please write Safe Parking Program in the check memo. The Tax ID 45-2534-088.  A donation is fully tax deductible.

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